*Updated on 15.06.2020
Croatia will open its borders without restrictions to all EU member countries and the UK on Monday 22 June. Visitors from these countries will not be subject to quarantine on arrival. Proof of tourist accommodation booking is required upon entry.
To aid this, the government has launched the Enter Croatia website where foreign nationals can complete the required form in advance of their arrival. The Ministry for Home Affairs (MUP) will then review the information provided in advance of your arrival to reduce wait times at border crossings.
As of 15 June, there are 114 active cases. The number of deaths stands at 107.
Visitors to Croatia will find hand sanitizer available at the entrances to buildings and throughout properties in a bid to ensure good hygiene practices. Masks are widely worn by people in customer-facing roles but are not a requirement for anyone not infected with COVID-19.
The ban on public gatherings of more than 40 people has been lifted as of Thursday 28 May meaning that events of up to 300 people are now allowed to take place indoors while outdoor events have a maximum capacity of up to 500. This announcement means that the majority of tour groups, wedding parties, and MICE groups are now able to carry out their programs as planned and without restrictions.
Croatia's National Civil Protection recommendation remains that a distance of 1.5 meters should be kept between people not from the same household or who otherwise socialize.
All hospitality and accommodation providers have received detailed recommendations from the Croatian Institue of Public Health. The explicit guidelines detail what procedures must be followed for food and drink preparation and service, to reduce the spread of infection as well as cleaning and disinfection protocol for accommodation providers.
Croatia's stunning eight national parks and 13 nature parks are open for business and happily greeting visitors.
Museums and galleries in Croatia reopened at the start of May in the first phase of exit from lockdown.
The current recommendations are that transfers by coach and minibus should use a zig-zag seating plan to ensure distancing between passengers. The Croatian Chamber of Commerce has rejected these recommendations following consultation with transport providers and has called for 100% capacity to be the recommended seating procedure in combination with high standards of hygiene in place.
At present, Croatia Airlines is the only international carrier flying to Zagreb Airport. Flights are available from several European cities to Zagreb daily, with connecting domestic flights operating between Zagreb and, Split, Zadar and Dubrovnik.
We have compiled a list of airlines and their projected flight schedules here. Please note that these are subject to change at the discretion of the airline and for up to date and accurate information, you should contact the carrier directly. It appears that many carriers will resume international services to Croatia from 1 July 2020.
As of 28 May 2020, Croatian ports are not open to cruise ships on international routes. We will inform you of any changes to this as and when it happens.
Croatian ports and marinas are open to sailboats, catamarans, and yachts with up to 40 passengers on board. These vessels can enter Croatian ports with passengers subject to the relevant border regulations listed above.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with the friendly and professional team at Adriatic DMC with any questions you may have regarding travel programs to Croatia.